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Ziv Bar-Joseph
GHC 8006
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-2688595
email: zivbj at cs.cmu.edu

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Hi, I am an associate professor at the Machine Learning Department and the Lane Center for Computational Biology which are part of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. I am the recipient of the 2012 Overton Prize in computational biology.
My primary research areas are computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Machine learning. I am heading the Systems Biology Group at the School of Computer Science at CMU. Our group develops computational methods for understanding the interactions, dynamics and conservation of complex biological systems. Our work addresses issues ranging from the experimental design level to the systems biology level. I am also interested in how shared principles between computation and biology can be used to improve our understanding of both fields. We are looking at algorithms used by nature to see if we can obtain new ideas on how to design better algrotihms for distributed computing systems while at the same time infer new insights regarding information processing in biology.
I like to spend some of my spare time running. In the past I have enjoyed the Cambridge Running Club. I am also enjoying the many trails that Pittsburgh offers for long distance running.

We are looking for postdocs to join our group. See the Open Positions page for details.

Publications

Teaching

Fall 2014: 10-601A - Machine Learning (Masters level)

Spring 2014: 02-710 / 10-810 - Computational Genomics

Fall 2013: 02-317 / 02-717 / 10-811 - Algorithms in Nature

Spring 2013: 02-710 / 10-810 - Computational Genomics

Fall 2012: 10-601 - Machine Learning (Masters level)

Spring 2012: 10-701 / 15-781 - Graduate Machine Learning

Fall 2011: 02-716 - Cross species analysis of genomics data

Spring 2011: 02-710 / 10-810- Computational Genomics

Fall 2010: 10-601 - Machine Learning (Masters level)

Spring 2009: 10-701 / 15-781 - Machine Learning

Fall 2008: 15-381 -- Artificial Intelligence: Representation and Problem Solving (Undergraduate AI)

Spring 2008: 10-810, 02-710, 03-715 -- Graduate Computational Genomics

Fall 2007: 15-780 -- Graduate Artificial Intelligence

Spring 2007: 10-810 / 02-710 Graduate Computational Genomics

Fall 2006: 15-780 -- Graduate Artificial Intelligence

Spring 2006: 10-810 -- Advanced Algorithms and Models for Computational Biology: a machine learning approach

Spring 2005: 10-810 -- Computational Molecular Biology: a machine learning approach

Fall 2004: 15-781 - Machine Learning

Spring 2004: 15-899 - Computational Genomics: From Experimental Data to Systems Biology


Running

Top 3 Marathons (More Marathons)

10/2014 - Detroit Free Press Marathon: 2:45:20 (3rd Masters overall out of 1900)

11/2011 - ING New York City Marathon: 2:49:17 (first sub-2:50)

05/2014 - Vancouver Marathon: 2:49:53

 

Top 3 Half Marathons (More Half Marathons)

04/2013 - Athens (OH) Half Marathon: 1:19:41 (1st place Masters)

12/2010 - Scottsdale (AZ) Fiesta Bowl Half Marathon: 1:22:12

04/2008 - Athens (OH) Half Marathon: 1:25:37

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Other distances (More results for other distances)

09/2012 - Sovev Emek 100K (run in the north of Israel): 10:17:28 (2nd overall).

09/2010 - Run Wild at the Detroit Zoo 10K : 37:51 (2nd overall out of 550 runners).

09/2009 - Rehovot 10K: 39:01